"The new film was designed to demonstrate dramatically the properties and suggested uses of the new product. A technician swings a baseball bat at a thin sheet of Mylar and can't break it. An acrobat throws his weight on the film and it bounces him back into the air. A girl trapeze artist swings safely on a thin strip of Mylar. The picture was intended primarily for executive and technical personnel in manufacturing and convertising organizations to whom it is being shown by duPont sales personnel. Its impact can be assayed from convincing demonstrations that show how hot steam cannot change the film's properties; nor does dry ice at 80 degrees below zero damage it. Similarly, acids are shown dissolving jewelry in a Mylar bag without affecting the bag itself." (Business Screen 17:4, p. 41, 1956).
August 31, 2012
The many many uses of Mylar is discussed by an unnamed narrator and his team of cute assistants dressed in puffy sleeves and berets (??). Mylar you say? Bo-ring! Well, gentle reader the film subject COULD have been boring, but thankfully, the producers of this film thought 2 steps ahead of us and made this film one big science experiment. Mylar is stretched (trampoline experiments!) hanged (acrobat experiments!) torched, cooled dpwn, cooked in acid, punched, scrunched, and yes, BOWLED, and the mylar is STILL STANDING! Wow, I¡¯m impressed! Narrator guy does everything here, speaks AND does the science experiments. Pretty girls just walk on and off doing really nothing in particular lol. Very informative and colorful, this is highly recommended!!